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Exhibicion De Recuerdos - Opens Tomorrow

Thistle Hall is a vibrant community centre in the heart of New Zealand's cultural capital. We provide a community hall, meeting room and Wellington's only community gallery showcasing a range of artists and crafts people, from the established to the emerging. Thistle Hall is located one the corner of Cuba and Arthur streets. The shows on at Thistle Hall Community Gallery are run by the artists who hire it.

On Now
23 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2008

Roland Olmedo

Chilean born Rolando Olmedo is a multifaceted community arts worker who has principally been involved in teaching drama with community groups for the last 30 years. Over the years Rolando has also explored painting and produced two exhibitions in Palmerston North and two in Wellington.

In this exhibition entitled “A site in my memory”, Rolando uses a simple and direct style to depict memories and impressions of his life, friends and activities intertwined with the history of Chile.

The exhibition also includes a tribute to Salvador Allende, president of Chile, who died in the military coup of 1973. The occasion marks the 100th anniversary of Allende's birth and his struggles and personal sacrifices to defend democracy, social justice and human rights.

The opening of the exhibition on Tuesday 23 September at 7.00pm, will be supported with a performance by the Latin American folk music group 'Los Andes'.

Curator of the exhibition is Diana Joyce and friends.

Up Next

Saint Catherine's College

il.lus.trate; (verb) “to exhibit awesome artworks for you to come and see”

Are you interested in street art? Well come along to the Saint Catherine’s College year 12 art exhibition, Students’inspiration range from the whacky ideas of Banksy, to the fictional characters of the Simpsons. If you want to see art with meaning, this is a date made especially for you! With food and entertainment and a chance to buy paintings on canvas starting from $20, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity!

Open 11.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October.

Close of auction party Saturday 4 October. (All welcome)
7.00pm – Live music, drinks, nibbles.
7:30pm – Bids close
8.00pm – Pay for and collect wrapped artworks

Please see for more information


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